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Foundation Update – March 2021

March 2, 2021

  Virtual Gala Celebrates Public Education in Style! Educators’ big night was one to remember! More than 1,100 educators and public education advocates tuned in virtually to celebrate the achievements of outstanding educators from across the country at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 12. Casey Keyser (pictured below), a third-grade elementary school […]

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Maryland Educator Receives Top National Award for Teaching Excellence

February 12, 2021

  WASHINGTON — February 12, 2021 —The NEA Foundation awarded one of public education’s top honors to Casey Keyser, a third-grade elementary school teacher at Butterfly Ridge Elementary School in Frederick, Md., this evening at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala. The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence, which comes with $25,000, […]

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For the Media

Education Justice Champion Honored for Tireless Work to Support Children and Civil Rights

February 8, 2021

  WASHINGTON, DC — February 8, 2021 — The late Allison Ranelle Brown, a lifelong education justice champion, will be honored posthumously with the 2021 First National Bank of Omaha Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education at the virtual NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 12, 2021. “Allison was an inspiration […]

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Foundation Voices

Foundation Update – December 2020

December 18, 2020

From a new strategic initiative in the South to honoring top educators nationwide, the education world is buzzing. Read the latest here.

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